Don't-Miss Macs Stories

A collection of favorite Mac OS X Hints tips

Rob Griffiths shares a collection of older Mac OS X Hints tips that he finds useful and/or interesting. All still work in 10.5 and 10.6, too!

One way to end a stuck Time Machine backup

Have you ever seen Time Machine get stuck during a backup run -- constantly showing a tiny percentage completion, for instance? If so, this hint may help; it explains how to gracefully exit that situation, using two simple Terminal commands.

Pick the perfect view options in iTunes

iTunes offers three different views, some of which work better for different types of content. Kirk McElhearn looks at the different options.

Hide ScreenFlow icons while recording

Learn how to make ScreenFlow's icons disappear while recording screen movies.

Font tips: Printing type samples

If you have to choose and compare fonts, the best way is to print a type specimen book. Here are some resources you can use for the best results.

Customize the root shell's prompt in Terminal

Learn how to create a visually distinctive prompt when working as root in Terminal.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Aperture 3

A week after Aperture 3's release, Apple has already posted more than two dozen Knowledge Base articles on the various problems you might encounter with the new version. Ted Landau runs through potential Aperture pitfalls and how you can get around them.

Use a built-in shortcut to ease Screen Sharing in 10.6

If you're running OS X 10.6, learn how to quickly start Screen Sharing with any machine you've previously connected to.

Shoot tethered to control your camera from your Mac

Use your Mac to control your DSLR, point-and-shoot, or iPhone camera from afar. With a USB cable and the right software, you can preview and capture images directly from your computer.

Create a splash screen for your iWeb site with Keynote

Want to create a neat opening animation for your iWeb site? With Keynote '09, you can create a snazzy QuickTime intro for your own site.

Chat with Facebook friends within iChat

Learn how to use Facebook Chat within iChat

InDesign: Resize image, frame at same time

An easy way to resize images and their frames in InDesign.

Rip audio tracks from your DVDs

With some simple tools, you can pull the musical content off your favorite DVDs to listen to on your iPod or in iTunes.